What we grow / Fruit / Strawberries

Strawberries by Hillwood Berries, North-West Tasmania. Photo: Rob Burnett.

Tasmania produces juicy, sweet strawberries which are full of flavour.

Strawberries grow well in Tasmania’s cool climate particularly under poly tunnels and in substrate where 90% of production is grown.

Tasmania’s access to clean water and mild growing conditions allows a long growing season which extends from October through to May.

Tasmania is a relatively small producer of strawberries growing about 4% of the national volume. All of the production from Tasmania is sold into the domestic market for consumption over the Australian summer period.

Trade data

Main harvest season


Main harvest season

Main varieties

Albion (public variety), Arabella, Big Sur and Amesti

Key markets

  • Local (yes)
  • Domestic (yes)
  • Export (no)

Total production volume of Tasmanian strawberries 2020/21


Estimated value of Tasmanian strawberry production (AUD)


Pest Free Area status

Being a remote island surrounded by water and aided by a robust biosecurity system, Tasmania remains free from many plant-related pests and diseases including Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly. This freedom means our produce can be exported with minimal, if any, phytosanitary treatment.

Major growing regions around the island

Tasmanian strawberries are grown predominantly in the Central North West, Tamar Valley, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Coal Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley regions of the state.

Major growing regions around Tasmania for strawberries.

“We are always challenging and reassessing the way we do things to ensure that we are efficiently producing the best fruit possible.”

Strawberry grower, Northern Midlands

Import pathways for strawberries from Tasmania

Map showing Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asian countries

Tasmania’s relative pest free status offers trade opportunities for importing countries seeking access to Tasmanian grown produce.

This information is extracted from the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry’s Manual of Importing Country Requirements which is frequently updated. Please validate this information before proceeding further.

View these import pathways for all produce types.

  • Open without restriction

    • Hong Kong
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore

    The importing country has no phytosanitary restrictions for entry into the market.

  • Open with preferential conditions

    • Cambodia
    • European Union
    • Japan
    • Myanmar
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • United States

    Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.

  • Open with conditions

    • Indonesia

    Open to Tasmania but requires some phytosanitary treatment.

  • No existing pathway

    • China
    • India
    • Philippines
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Vietnam

    No arrangements have been developed to make trade between the two countries possible, or trade is currently not allowed.

Through the generations our growers feel the pulse of the seasons and heartbeat of this land. They understand what thrives here — they take the time to grow produce with care. Meet some of our passionate, committed and knowledgeable Tasmanian growers…

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